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Dartmouth's 2009 Summer Institute
on Informed Patient Choice
 
     

Complexity in Patients' Decision Support

Dates: June 10 - June 13, 2009

Location: Boston, Mass, USA

A Research Challenge

We need novel approaches to designing, testing, and implementing effective decision support for patients facing multiple-option / multiple-objective decisions.

What are SIIPC 2009's Objectives?

  • Identify promising theories and methods for providing patients with decision support in multiple-option / multiple-objective decision situations
  • Develop collaborative links among scientists who are prepared to investigate key theoretical and methodological research questions about patients’ decision support in multiple-option / multiple-objective decision situations
  • Anticipate emerging trends in the study of patients’ decision support in multiple-option / multiple-objective decision situations.

What is the format for SIIPC 2009?

  • This will be an intensive methodological “retreat”.
  • We will examine key cognitive theories about complex decision making, and consider the biases that can affect the decision support process.
  • Leaders in the development of tools for patients’ decision support will outline their key methods’ underlying theories & procedural principles.
  • Attending Fellows will adapt these methods to a particular complex decision situation, and will identify each method’s advantages and disadvantages.
  • Attending Fellows will also have opportunities to present their own current work, to obtain mentorship, and to form collaborative links.
  • Download 2009 curriculum

Institute Fellows:

Our Summer Institute participants (or “Fellows”) will be advanced graduate students, research fellows, postdoctoral fellows, junior professors, and senior investigators in the decision sciences.

These investigators are studying fundamental or applied issues in the creation of novel approaches to providing decision support for patients facing multiple-option / multiple-objective decisions.

Registered Fellows will attend for the full duration of the Institute. We anticipate that there will be approximately 50 registered Fellows in total.

Please download an Application and relevant materials here.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2009

If your application is accepted:

  • You will be responsible for your own travel costs to and from SIIPC 2009
  • There will be no registration fee
  • The following will be provided by the institute:
  • Hotel Accomodations
  • Some Meals
  • Course Materials

For More Information:

Email: SIIPC@dartmouth.edu

SIIPC 2009 Co-Directors:

Hilary A. Llewellyn-Thomas, Dartmouth Medical School
Annette O'Connor, University of Ottawa

Sponsored by: The Center for Informed Choice at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice; The Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making; and The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality*

*Funding for this conference is made possible in part by 1R13HS017378-02 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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